CLEC chiefs attack FCC

Three CLEC CEOs took whacks at the Federal Communications Commission during a panel session at this week's Comptel convention in Dallas. XO Chairman and CEO Carl Grivner, McLeodUSA president and CEO Royce Holland and Hypercube president and CEO Ron Beaumont criticized the agency for being a ineffective, lacking a clear dispute resolution process and getting bogged down in politically partisan splits.

These complaints are nothing new, and the vocal harshness of them predictably comes at a time when the FCC is considering ILECs' requests for access charge forbearance. One of the fresh ideas that came out of the panel was for a nonpartisan FCC, but who's going to drive that forward? Maybe we should ask the 2008 presidential hopefuls what they would do.

For more:
- See Telephony's coverage of Comptel

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